Thursday, August 18 — Psalm 100
Joshua 24:14–Judges 1:16; Luke 18:1–17
The Lord loves justice. Psalm 37:28
Then give to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s. Luke 20:25
God of justice and hope, while as Christians we are not to be “of this world,” we are still “in this world.” We pray that leaders of states and nations, legislatures and parliaments, will seek your face and work for the welfare of all citizens. We long for the day when the kingdoms of this world become the kingdom of our Lord, in which Christ shall reign forever and ever. Show us how our decisions and actions may help advance that goal. Amen.